Online Certificate in Family Nutrition

  The Online Professional Certificate in Family Nutrition has been designed to help
  counteract the current toll overweight and obesity are
taking on America today and its
  legacy of tomorrow by providing guidance
for adults in role modeling healthy food
  choices and exercise behaviors for
their children. This can help protect health care
  costs, the strength of the
nation’s work force, and the happiness and well-being of
  tomorrow’s citizens
from the detrimental affects overweight and obesity can produce.
certificate will also examine the numerous influences that an expecting mother’s
  food choices, the food choices of the family and friends, and the
children’s own food
  attitudes and behaviors can impact weight and health.

   Parents, teachers, allied health/medical and fitness professionals, school
   administrators, caregivers, and virtually all of those who work with children in school,
  day care, or in after-school programs can benefit from this
certificate, as it provides
  concrete actions that adults can take in place of
simply watching this problem unfold.

  This program is offered in an open enrollment format, meaning you can register at
  anytime and once logged in, you have 8 weeks
to complete the course(s) you
  registered for.

   Click here to review a detailed Certificate Program Fact Sheet.
   Click here
for a list of CECs/CEUs.

Certificate Course Descriptions

  Course 1:  Healthy Moms and Infant Nutrition
  Instructor:  Rachel Blaine, MPH, RD
  Navigating through evidence-based research, this course will explore important
  nutritional recommendations for preconception, pregnancy, and infant and toddler
  feeding. In addition, it will also address strategies for families 
(healthy meal and snack
  ideas, exercise, family support) to embrace healthy living and eating post-delivery. This
  course will debunk many common myths and provide a basic understanding of the most
  current maternal and child nutrition recommendations. Learn why early nutrition is the
  key to preventing 
childhood obesity and obesity later in life, as well as where to find
  excellent books and online resources for deeper exploration of topics of interest.

  Course 2:  Healthy Children Nutrition:  At the Home, Work and  
  External Environments

Christen Cooper, MS, RD
  This course is designed for allied health professionals and childhood educators  
  concerned with nutrition in addition to parents or caregivers interested in expanding
  their nutrition knowledge. Utilizing evidence-based research, explore the role and
  impact of three predominant nutrition environments that affect a child’s food choices:
  the home, the school, and the external environment. Topics covered include:
  navigating the fast food jungle, addressing media and marketing to children, identifying
  the connection between nutrition and school performance and behavior, exploring
  successful parental feeding behaviors, and general strategies for childhood overweight
  and obesity prevention